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City Council Meeting

September 8, 2010

CITY COUNCIL
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

AGENDA


Steve Pougnet, Mayor
Rick Hutcheson, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Chris Mills, Councilmember
Lee Weigel, Councilmember

City of Palm Springs Vision Statement: Palm Springs aspires to be a unique world class desert community, where residents and visitors enjoy our high quality of life and a relaxing experience. We desire to balance our cultural and historical resources with responsible, sustainable economic growth and to enhance our natural desert beauty. We are committed to providing responsive, friendly and efficient customer service in an environment that fosters unity among all our citizens.

David H. Ready, Esq., Ph.D., City Manager
James Thompson, City Clerk
Douglas C. Holland, City Attorney
Thomas Wilson, Assistant City Manager
Geoffrey S. Kiehl, City Treasurer

Any person who wishes to speak regarding an item on the agenda or on a subject within the City’s jurisdiction during the “Public Comments” portion of the agenda must file a “Speaker Card” with the City Clerk BEFORE that portion of the agenda is called. Although the City Council values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda.

Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing. Any person who wishes to speak at a Public Hearing must file a “Speaker Card” with the City Clerk BEFORE the Public Hearing is called.

Pursuant to G.C. Section 54957.5(b)(2) the designated office for inspection of records in connection with the meeting is the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. Complete Agenda Packets are available for public inspection at: City Hall Office of the City Clerk and the Palm Springs Library. Agenda and staff reports are available on the City’s website www.palmspringsca.gov. If you would like additional information on any item appearing on this agenda, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (760) 323-8204.

Please note, any agenda item which has not been initiated by 10:00 P.M. may be continued to a subsequent meeting.

City Council meetings are webcast live on the City’s website www.palmspringsca.gov and cablecast live on PSCTV Channel 17. Meetings are re-broadcast (following the meeting) on Thursday at 8:00 P.M., Saturday at 1:30 P.M. and Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.

It is the intention of the City of Palm Springs to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects. If, as an attendee or a participant at this meeting, or in meetings on a regular basis, you will need special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate you in every reasonable manner. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk, 323-8204, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to inform us of your particular needs and to determine if accommodation is feasible.

4:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
CITY COUNCIL/COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CALL TO ORDER (Council Chamber):

PUBLIC COMMENT (Council Chamber): This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on Items contained only on the Closed Session Agenda.

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (Small Conference Room): See Closed Session Agenda.

6:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Boy Scout Troop 262.

INVOCATION: Rev. Dr. Michael Kearney, Center for Spiritual Living, Palm Springs.

ROLL CALL:

PRESENTATIONS:

REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION:

ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA: The City Council will discuss the order of the agenda, may amend the order, add urgency items, note abstentions or “no” votes on Consent Calendar items, and request Consent Calendar items be removed from the consent calendar for discussion. The City Council may also remove items from the Consent Calendar prior to that portion of the Agenda.

1. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.A. TRAVIS COMPANIES, INC. APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DECISION TO DENY A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND VARIANCE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A GASOLINE SERVICE STATION WITHIN THE RIMROCK PLAZA AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE (HIGHWAY 111) AND MATTHEW DRIVE (4701 EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE) (CASE 5.1241 CUP & 6.521 VAR):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) The public testimony portion of the public hearing was closed July 21, 2010; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DENYING THE APPEAL BY TRAVIS COMPANIES, INC. AND UPHOLDING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENYING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND VARIANCE APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A GASOLINE SERVICE STATION LOCATED AT 4701 EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE, CASE NO. 5.1241 CUP & 6.521 VAR.”

1.B. APPLICATION FOR A MULTI-AGENCY ENTERPRISE ZONE DESIGNATION TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, FOR DESIGNATION OF THE DESERT CITIES ENTERPRISE ZONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT.”

1.C. PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO FINANCE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Continue the Public Hearing to September 22, 2010, with no public testimony at this time; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Continued Public Hearing.

PUBLIC COMMENT: This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on Consent Calendar and other agenda items; and items of general interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City. Although the City Council values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda. Three (3) minutes assigned for each speaker. Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing.

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS: This portion of the meeting is set aside for brief general comments, and/or other issues of concern from members of the City Council.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT: This time is set aside for the City Manager to update the City Council on important items initiated by staff or previously requested by the City Council.

2. CONSENT CALENDAR:
The following routine matters may be acted upon by one motion. Individual items may be removed by the Council for separate discussion at this time or under Approval of the Agenda. The title is deemed to be read and further reading waived on any ordinance listed on the Consent Calendar for introduction or adoption.

2.A. REPORT ON POSTING OF THE AGENDA:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file Report on the Posting of the September 8, 2010, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council/Community Redevelopment Agency Minutes of July 21, 2010, and July 28, 2010.

2.C. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL WARRANTS, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1043057 THROUGH 1043145 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,251,202.74, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 7-10-10 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 415907 THROUGH 415945 TOTALING $57,427.12, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1043146 THROUGH 1043165 TOTALING $125,722.61, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $63,304.34, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $998,471.81, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,244,925.88, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1043166 THROUGH 1043296 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,240,188.59, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 4) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1043297 THROUGH 1043395 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $939,377.53, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 5) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 7-24-10 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 415946 THROUGH 415981 TOTALING $72,008.68, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1043396 THROUGH 1043397 TOTALING $325.00, THREE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $71,739.97, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,558,209.24, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,702,282.89, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 6) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1043398 THROUGH 1043551 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,103,402.44, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 7) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1043552 THROUGH 1043644 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,292,575.54, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 8) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 8-07-10 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 415982 THROUGH 416021 TOTALING $66,954.17, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1043645 THROUGH 1043664 TOTALING $126,164.73, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $56,766.39, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,019,160.70, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,269,045.99, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 9) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1043665 THROUGH 1043822 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,272,693.85, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 10) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1043823 THROUGH 1043956 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $627,612.38, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS FOR JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST, 2010:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file Staff Authorized Agreements covering the period June 1 through August 31, 2010.

2.E. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of June 30, 2010; and 2) Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of July 31, 2010.

2.F. CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE 2010 BIENNIAL NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE POLITICAL REFORM ACT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Receive and File the 2010 Local Agency Biennial Notice; and 2) Direct staff to promulgate the necessary amendments and return to the City Council in December for adoption pursuant to the Political Reform Act.

2.G. PIPELINE INSPECTION AGREEMENT WITH SFPP, LP, RELATED TO THE GENE AUTRY TRAIL UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD (UPRR) BRIDGE WIDENING PROJECT (CP 01-04):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with SFPP, LP, for pipeline inspection services for the Gene Autry Trail UPRR Bridge Widening Project (CP 01-04); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.H. GRANT DEEDS TO CONVEY RIGHTS-OF-WAY TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RELATED TO THE INDIAN CANYON DRIVE/INTERSTATE 10 INTERCHANGE (CP 00-14):
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the City Manager to execute all Grant Deeds, covering rights-of-way to the State of California related to the Indian Canyon Drive/Interstate 10 Interchange (CP 00-14).

2.I. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5755 WITH NOLTE ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR THE TAHQUITZ CREEK LEVEE CERTIFICATION:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A5755 with Nolte Associates, Inc. in the amount of $208,300 for a revised total contract amount of $357,100 for additional civil, geotechnical and environmental services related to the Tahquitz Creek Levee Certification; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5755.

2.J. PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID THE PALM SPRINGS MAIN LIBRARY ROOFING PROJECT (CP 10-04):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the plans, specifications and working details for the Palm Springs Main Library Roofing Project (CP 10-04); and 2) Authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids.

2.K. PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID FOR THE INDIAN CANYON DRIVE AT VISTA CHINO TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODIFICATION (CP 08-17):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the plans, specifications and working details for the Indian Canyon Drive at Vista Chino Traffic Signal Modification (CP 08-17); and 2) Authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids.

2.L. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5601 WITH EBERHART/UNITED CONSULTANTS, INC. TO PROVIDE GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A5601 with Eberhart/United Consultants, Inc. to provide geotechnical services to the City related to peer review of an earthquake fault study of property proposed for development in the amount of $10,000, for a total contract amount of $30,000; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5601.

2.M. PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. 033-N, WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR USE OF SAFETEA-LU HIGH PRIORITY PROJECT (HPLUL) FEDERAL-AID FUNDS FOR THE AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS [FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. HPLUL-5282(033) CP 09-04]:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. 033-N TO ADMINISTERING AGENCY-STATE AGREEMENT FOR FEDERAL-AID PROJECTS NO. 08-5282R WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $62,500 ($50,000 FEDERAL FUNDS / $12,500 LOCAL FUNDS), FOR THE AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS, FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. HPLUL-5282(033), AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS (CP 09-04).”

2.N. APPROVE THE THIRD PERMIT FOR THE OPERATION OF A MEDICAL CANNABIS COLLECTIVE/COOPERATIVE TO ORGANIC SOLUTIONS OF THE DESERT AT 560 WILLIAMS ROAD (CASE NO. MC 09-002):
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A PERMIT TO OPERATE A MEDICAL CANNABIS COLLECTIVE/COOPERATIVE TO ORGANIC SOLUTIONS OF THE DESERT AT 560 WILLIAMS ROAD, PALM SPRINGS (CASE MC 09-002).”

2.O. PARTICIPATION IN THE INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT’S BEACON AWARD FOR LOCAL LEADERSHIP TOWARD SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING PARTICIPATION IN THE INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT’S BEACON AWARD: LOCAL LEADERSHIP TOWARD SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE.”

2.P. PURCHASE OF TEN BIG BELLY SOLAR POWERED TRASH COMPACTORS FROM WAXIE SANITARY SUPPLY IN THE AMOUNT OF $42,956.25:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of ten Big Belly Solar Powered Trash Compactors from Waxie Sanitary Supply in the amount of $42,956.25.

2.Q. SUPPORT OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTION REGARDING PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, IN SUPPORT OF IMMEDIATE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION TO AUTHORIZE LEGISLATION ALLOWING PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAMS.”

2.R. ACCEPTANCE OF $165,000.00 IN GRANT FUNDING FROM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY (OTS) FOR A DUI ENFORCEMENT AND AWARENESS PROJECT TO BE USED TO ENFORCE, EDUCATE, AND BRING AWARENESS TO THE PUBLIC:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept $165,000.00 in grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a DUI Enforcement and Awareness Project; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5521.

2.S. AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5348 WITH RS&H CALIFORNIA, INC. FOR AVIATION CONSULTING SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $233,560:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. A5348 with RS&H California, Inc. for aviation consulting services in the amount of $233,560; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5348.

2.T. EXTEND THE CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR CLAIMS ADJUSTMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE WITH CARL WARREN & COMPANY TO JUNE 30, 2011:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. A5322 with Carl Warren & Company extending the Agreement to June 30, 2011; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement. A5322.

2.U. AGREEMENT WITH MUNISERVICES, LLC FOR AUDITING AND ASSOCIATED CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX COMPLIANCE PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement in an amount not to exceed $175,000 with MuniServices, LLC to provide the City with Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) compliance audits for a two year period, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.V. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGREEMENT WITH THE FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY, INC., FOR FAIR HOUSING SERVICES THROUGH EDUCATION, TRAINING/TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND ENFORCEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $37,430:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc., for fair housing services through education, training/technical assistance and enforcement in the amount of $37,430; and 2) Authorize the Executive Director to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.W. ADVERTISING CONTRACT WITH THE DESERT SUN FOR DISPLAY AND LEGAL ADVERTISING TO JUNE 30, 2011:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the Advertising Contract with The Desert Sun for legal and display advertising for the period ending June 30, 2011; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Advertising Agreement. A5109.

2.X. ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF PAMELA JO KERSHAW FROM THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept with regret the resignation of Pamela Kershaw from the Human Rights Commission; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Vacancy for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2012.

EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR: Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.

3. LEGISLATIVE: None.

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.A. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SWIM CENTER FEES AND MODIFICATIONS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, INCREASING THE SWIM CENTER FEES AND AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 21578.”

4.B. AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT NO. A4195, WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS, AND CVAG FOR THE PALM DRIVE/GENE AUTRY TRAIL AT INTERSTATE 10 INTERCHANGE PROJECT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 3 to Reimbursement Agreement No. A4195 with the County of Riverside, City of Desert Hot Springs, and CVAG amending the total cost to $25,931 for the Palm Drive/Gene Autry Trail at Interstate 10 Interchange Project, and allocating the $1,979,780 federal DEMO grant towards the entire Desert Hot Springs’ share of the project cost; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A4195.

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAL 721 REPRESENTING THE GENERAL UNIT:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RELATIVE TO WAGES, HOURS, AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU) LOCAL 721 REPRESENTING THE GENERAL UNIT, FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2010 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2012, SUBJECT TO UNIT’S RATIFICATION AND EXECUTING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING;” and 2) 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. A5581.

5.B. 2010 COACHELLA VALLEY RAIL STUDY UPDATE:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

5.C. APPROVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL CARE FACILITY PROJECT FROM A $650,000 LOAN FROM THE PROCEEDS OF THE SALES OF WHITEWATER MUTUAL WATER COMPANY STOCK HELD IN THE TRUST AND AGENCY ACCOUNT:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A LOAN TO THE ANIMAL CARE FACILITY PROJECT OF $650,000 FROM THE PROCEEDS OF THE SALE OF WHITEWATER STOCK CURRENTLY HELD IN THE TRUST AND AGENCY ACCOUNT AND APPROPRIATING SAID FUNDS FOR CONSTRUCTION.”

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS, REQUESTS, AND REPORTS: Additional general comments, reports, announcements, requests of staff and/or issues of concern to Councilmembers are briefly presented at this time.

ADJOURNMENT: The City Council will adjourn to a Meeting, Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 6:00 P.M. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by a Closed Session in the Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

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